Rapa Nui

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Rapa Nui:

see Easter IslandEaster Island,
Span. Isla de Pascua, Polynesian Rapa Nui, remote island (1992 pop. 2,770), 66 sq mi (171 sq km), in the South Pacific, c.2,200 mi (3,540 km) W of Chile, to which it belongs.
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Por lo anterior es que la lengua Rapa Nui sufre continuas modificaciones con el paso de los anos, lo que se traduce en cierta variabilidad en el uso de algunos terminos en el transcurso de los anos, algunos ya en desuso, otros recien incorporados.
Polynesian seafarers who first arrived on Rapa Nui, approximately 900 years ago, went on to construct more than 300 ahu and almost 1,000 moai, which are believed to represent significant ancestors.
He ties together many reasons voyaging would have been curtailed: the dramatic decline in migratory seabird populations, which would have made it more difficult to navigate back to Rapa Nui after a voyage; loss of forested area resulting in a lack of timber for ship-building; and evidence of inundation by two destructive tsunamis.
Those who wish to live on the island are now required to be a parent, partner or child of the Rapa Nui people.
For the last 17 years, Simpson has traveled to the island, living there for up to two years at a time, studying the Rapa Nui culture to take a closer look at the history that has been written about the collapse of this remote Polynesian island.
In addition to the signing of the MOU, Pedro Pablo Edmunds Paoa, the tribal leader of the Rapa Nui people, was invited to attend the 2018 Austronesian Forum in Taipei Aug.
A group of researchers from Pennsylvania State University and Binghamton University, State University of New York, have proposed a solution for how those stone hats - each weighing several tons - were moved to the tops of the stone heads by the people of Rapa Nui hundreds of years ago, in the absence of any modern technological tools and given the small number of the remote island's inhabitants.
Once your feet touch solid ground, you will discover that same sensation at Explora Rapa Nui Hotel's selected as the "Best in Latin America" by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2011.
Chile has positioned itself at the vanguard of global ocean conservation by creating a quick succession of marine protected areas (MPAs), including a reserve of more than 700,000-sq-km around the remote Pacific island of Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island.
Witness the enigmatic moai statues of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)